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One of the chief concerns educators have is basic literacy. The ability to read and comprehend text and then critically think and share ideas is fundamental to academic success specifically and to life success generally. Perhaps that’s why educators take such initiative even during their retirement years to foster literacy within their local communities and [...]
• Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed provides some good news for adjunct faculty in California’s community college system: A survey indicates that a “retirement wave” may provide increased opportunities for part-time faculty. • The Indiana University School of Law has honored five faculty members with prestigious teaching awards including adjunct professor, Judge Marc R. [...]
There are dozens of fascinating theories from the field of leadership studies that can help you become a better leader.
Anyone hoping to improve their minds might want to think about taking up the habit of regular reading.
In my last post, I shared what seems to be some rather dire news about community college completion rates (“Community Colleges and Completion Rates: Part I,” 6 April, 2012). For example, a recent report showed that after six years, only 45% of community college students have completed their one-year certificate or two-year degree (Jacobs, J., [...]
Community colleges serve a vital function not only within academia but also within our society. Not everyone fits the traditional student stereotype: fresh out of high school, supported in some way by mom and dad, motivated to continue their education, working less than full-time, and not yet raising children. Rather, an large number are non-traditional [...]
• The American Association of State Colleges and Universities is reporting that an increasing number of schools are offering a degree in four years or the rest is free programs. Carolyn Thompson of the Ithaca Journal offers more information with a regional twist. • Henry Kenyon of Government Computer News shares that the use of [...]
While some college majors have been around for decades or even centuries, others are relatively new and some are still waiting on the horizon to be added to college programs around the world as new technologies and demands shape the needs of modern students. While a host of degree programs have been added over the [...]
Few would disagree that education is one of the most hotly debated topics in the United States. From the federal investigations into gainful employment and cheating to the debacle that No Child Left Behind has become, there is no shortage of passion, posturing, or persuasion. One hotly debated suggestion, coming largely from the Tea and [...]